17 Day China's Imperial Wonders & Yangtze (2011)

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Yangtze Cruise
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M.V. President PrimeChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
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China Spree 2011 Cruise Tours feature 3-night Yangtze Cruise, down the river, aboard M.V. President Prime, the newest cruiser and one of the finest on the Yangtze. The ship will be in operation on April 15th, 2011.

M.V. President Prime offers a maximum of 374 passengers the comfort and amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel-for example, her grand lobby, elegant restaurant, library, gift shops, gym and spa facilities and onboard beauty salon. The ship boast a lounge bar, a sheltered bar on the sun deck with breathtaking 360-degree views, and an elegant restaurant on the main deck.

Its spacious stateroom features panoramic windows open to the private balconies, and is 260 sq. ft. including balcony - making it one of the largest stateroom among Yangtze cruisers.

President Prime is designed to meet the highest international cruise ship standards. It offers uncompromising comfort, quality, and service. You will cruise in comfort and with peace of mind knowing that the ships are equipped with the state-of-the art navigation and safety systems in line with our travel philosophy to offer our guests the very best value.

Sun Deck
Enjoy sunshine and fresh air while you take in 360-degree views of the scenery as you sail through the Yangtze's stunning Three Gorges region and beyond. Stand at the railings or relax in a comfortable deck chair. The observation deck is covered for those who prefer shade.

The restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It features panoramic windows, so you will not miss any of the scenery while you are dining. The menu features Chinese cuisine with local characteristics. Royal Dining Room, on the Sun Deck, offer separate dining area for customers using Executive Suite.

Onboard Activities
Never feel bored onboard President Prime. The ship offers lectures on Chinese culture and history, Tai Chi lessons, lessons on playing mahjong and Chinese cooking, calligraphy demonstrations and unique evening entertainment.

Onboard Shopping
Located in the midsection of the middle deck, the onboard boutique offers items to help you enjoy-or remember-your journey. There is an excellent selection of gift items to bring home. Across the way there is an onboard tailor, who can create custom-made silk jackets, hats and other items usually in less than one day.

Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial StreetChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
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Find yourself at the center of one of the world's most vibrant financial districts, the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street is the ultimate luxury destination for travelers seeking to enjoy the many treasures of this timelessly beautiful city - the vibrant, cultural, educational and political capital of mainland China.

The sparkling, modern glass and chrome exterior never fail to impress, while the interior exudes elegance and warm hospitality with traditional Chinese elements. From its ideal location in the heart of the thriving financial district in Beijing, The Ritz-Carlton offers business and leisure travelers a memorable trip to China's capital city.

The hotel features Free Wi-Fi in lobby and public area.
Portman Ritz-Carlton ShanghaiChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
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Stroll down the famous Nanjing Road, past the magnificent Bund buildings and restored architectural icons, to a place where the traditions of the past intersect with the ultra-modern. Here, in the heart of Shanghai, you'll find The Portman Ritz-Carlton hotel Shanghai - a timeless symbol of luxury, perfectly at home in a constantly changing metropolis.

A distinctive landmark of Shanghai, the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel features 610 luxurious guest rooms and suites with convenient access to world-class shopping, cultural opportunities and entertainment. This award winning hotel has been the pinnacle of luxury travel in Shanghai for over a decade.

Setting the standard for hotels in Shanghai, The Portman Ritz-Carlton features:

  • 610 well-appointed guest rooms and suites
  • 6 restaurants and lounges serving Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Western favorites
  • An extensive health club with swimming pool, gym, squash and racquetball courts
  • Convenient access to world-class shopping, cultural opportunities and entertainment
  • Shangri-La Hotel XianChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
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    Shangri-La Hotel, Xian has the very best of the city right on its doorstep, from leading multi-national businesses to the finest in shopping and entertainment. The hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Xian International Airport, and is within easy reach of many top tourist attractions, including the Terracotta Warriors Museum and Xian's breathtaking city walls.

    The hotel's 386 guest rooms and suites set a new standard for deluxe accommodation in Xian. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer picturesque views of the city and the hotel's landscaped gardens. Each room's contemporary design also includes complimentary wired or wireless broadband Internet access, ensuring that guests stay connected around the clock. The 57-square-metres Premier Rooms are the largest hotel rooms in Xian.

    The Shangri-La Hotel, Xian offers four trendsetting designer restaurants and features the largest and most sophisticated meeting and banqueting facilities in Xian. And with luxurious spa treatments and a fully equipped health club with heated pool, it's the perfect place to soothe mind, body and soul.

    Whether you're travelling on business or for pleasure, Shangri-La Hotel, Xian offers exceptional levels of hospitality to further enhance your enjoyment of this magnificent destination. It is this compelling experience that separates the hotel from other Xian China hotels.

    Shangri-La Hotel Xian offers the most impressive range of dining options in Xian. Hotel restaurant options provide the choice of indulging in Cantonese, Japanese and European cuisines in a contemporary setting. Our four trend-setting designer bars and restaurants are to see and be seen in and where some of the best celebrated Chefs showcase their culinary magic, purely for your indulgence.

    Lounges & Bars
    Lobby Lounge provides the perfect setting to adjourn to, for a private getaway, relaxation or just that important business discussion. An ideal spot for afternoon tea and evening cocktails, with floor to ceiling windows, engaging views and nightly live entertainment.

    Siam Garden
    Serving the finest traditional Thai cuisine in Xian, prepared by our Thai Master Chef, Siam Garden offers the very best for the discerning diner.

    Tian Xiang Ge
    Authentic Cantonese cuisine ranging from traditional dim sum to freshly homemade noodles. Tian Xiang Ge also serves famous dishes from other regions of China and local Xian specialities. For those who prefer privacy, the restaurant features its own modern and traditional private Chinese dining rooms.

    Yi Cafe
    Yi Cafe is an international culinary journey, where the entire kitchen is a stage featuring show kitchens set in a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The walk-through market style design, with gourmet showcases and spectacular live cooking stations presents cuisines from China, Southeast Asia, Japan and Europe. It offers a fabulous dining experience offering a vast array of flavors, uniquely combined in one concept. A perfect spot to relax after sightseeing, a busy working day or simply just to meet friends.

    The hotel features Free high speed internet access in hotel room, and Free Wi-Fi in lobby.
    Shangri-La Hotel, GuilinChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
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    Guilin's newest international five-star luxury hotel, the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin sets new standards for luxury and service in this remarkable city. Click Hotel Link

    Overlooking the picturesque Li River, the 449-room Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is ideally located for both business and pleasure. Guilin's leading tourist attractions, including Diecai Mountain and the city's charming pedestrian tourist area, are all easily accessible. For business travellers, both the city centre and the International Exhibition and Conference Centre are less than 10 minutes' drive away.

    Starting at a spacious 42 square metres (452 square feet), the hotel's guest rooms are the largest in Guilin, and Executive River View Rooms have outdoor terraces. Suites at the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin, offer some of the largest and most luxurious accommodations in the city.

    With some of the finest restaurants and bars in the region, Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin offers a sensational culinary experience. From elegant cocktails and fine dining to casual poolside snacks, the hotel's restaurants and bars provide a great venue for any occasion.

    With the finest restaurants and bars in Guilin, dining at Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is a culinary experience to savour. From elegant cocktails and fine dining to casual poolside snacks, the hotel's restaurants and bars provide a venue for any occasion. The signature Shang Palace features a menu of the finest Cantonese, Hunanese, Huaiyang and Guilin delicacies, while Li Cafe offers a wide selection of international cuisine in a contemporary and relaxed setting.

    The signature Shang Palace features a menu of the finest Cantonese, Hunanese, Huaiyang and Guilin delicacies. This outstanding restaurant also offers eight luxurious, individual private dining rooms, which are ideal for an intimate meal with family and friends, or formal business entertaining.

    Li Cafe: This all-day dining restaurant is located on Level 1, and offers a modern, relaxed and comfortable environment. Five live cooking stations, including tandoori and teppanyaki, showcase the best of international cooking styles. Li Cafe serves daily breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as a full a la carte menu of Asian and international favourites, all of which can be enjoyed while diners gaze out across the hotel's spectacular outside terrace. It also offers 24-hour room service.

    U Bar at Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is the best bar & grill in the city, offering the widest variety of beers and the most authentic western grill in town, making it "the" place to be. The Chinese character for "U" means "relaxed, free and easy", which is exactly how this outlet is designed to make guests feel.

    Health & Leisure
    Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin offers a comprehensive range of recreational facilities to keep guests on their feet. These include a fully equipped gymnasium, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with separate children's pools. Guests may also enjoy a game of tennis at our two fully lit open-air tennis courts. If your idea of fitness is of a more subtle nature, you can adjourn to our Jacuzzi and sauna facilities.
    Kowloon Shangri-LaChina Trips - 5 Star hotel
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    The award-winning Kowloon Shangri-La, known for its legendary warm and friendly hospitality, is conveniently situated in the Tsim Sha Tsui East shopping and entertainment district overlooking the world famous Victoria Harbor. All its 700 guest rooms and suites, amongst the most spacious in town, offer the ultimate in luxurious comfort and feature a floor-to-ceiling bay window commanding breathtaking harbor views or exciting city vistas. Complementing its exemplary services are state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a range of fine restaurants and bars enhanced by our warm and caring people.

    Kowloon Shangri-La's distinguished restaurants have elevated dining to an art form, successfully winning the hearts and seducing the palates of the most discriminating diners. The hotel's 24-hour Health Club takes care of physical fitness and relaxation, and its state-of-the art conference facilities, supported by attentive staff and events management specialists, make every event and occasion the most memorable.
    Trip Summary
    Day 1
    Depart Canada
    Day 2
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    Day 6
    Day 7
    Day 8
    Day 9
    Yangtze Cruise
    Day 10
    Yangtze Cruise
    Day 11
    Yangtze Cruise
    Day 12
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    Day 14
    Suzhou Excursion
    Day 15
    Hong Kong
    Day 16
    Hong Kong
    Day 17
    Fly home